Syrian capital, its suburbs calm after UN cease-fire vote

2018-02-25 17:14
A Syrian father who suffers from severe legs injuries following shelling in the rebel held areas around Damascus, is surrounded by his children, one of them had lost a leg. (AFP)

A Syrian father who suffers from severe legs injuries following shelling in the rebel held areas around Damascus, is surrounded by his children, one of them had lost a leg. (AFP)

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Beirut - Syrian opposition activists and residents of Damascus say the city and its embattled eastern suburbs are relatively calm following the UN Security Council's unanimous approval of a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria.

The activists reported few violations, including some clashes, on the southern edge of the rebel-held suburbs, known as eastern Ghouta, and two airstrikes late on Saturday, shortly after the resolution was adopted.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday no deaths have been reported since the resolution passed.

Ghouta-based opposition activist Anas al-Dimashqi says the night was calm but warplanes and drones are still flying over rebel-held areas.

Damascus residents say there's more traffic in the streets, compared with previous days.

The resolution calls on all parties to immediately lift sieges of populated areas.

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